Readiris 17, the advanced OCR solution for Windows

Discover Readiris 17, PDF and OCR publishing software (optical character recognition) for windows. Have you dreamt of an intelligent, unique and intuitive solution to manage your PDF’s and paper documents? You've found it.

New interface, new engine, use OCR intelligence Readiris 17 for Windows

Readiris 17 for Windows allows you to aggregate and split, protect and sign your PDF’s. It’s a global solution to convert, edit and transform all your paper documents into a variety of digital formats, intuitively with a few clicks.

Compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 10

Need to edit, transform or convert all your printed, PDF documents and books? Try Readiris 17 for Windows

Many different conversion output document formats

Edit texts embedded in your images with OCR

Listen to your books and other documents with your desired format

Readiris 17 for Windows, your advanced OCR solution but simple and intuitive

Readiris 17 brings a complete approach to creating, modifying and signing PDF’s in an easy way.

Convert all your documents to PDF

Rapidly capture and convert your documents to editable PDF’s with Readiris 17 for windows with easy management of your documents.

Annotate and comment on your PDF's

Ideal for collaboration, Readiris 17 offers a group of tools to attach annotations, comments and hypertext lines which can be clicked on to reach attached documents.

Protect and sign your PDF

Nothing simpler than being able to simply sign and protect your PDF’s to send them electronically.

Readiris 17 for Windows, the complete, intelligent OCR solution

Readiris 17 allows you to convert PDF’s, images and texts in an image or scanned documents to edit in the format of your choice: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or indexed PDF.

Choose your conversion output document formats

Readiris 17 makes digitization and conversion of your paper documents possible with one click to a variety of formats, creating accurate text with a few clicks.

Edit texts embedded in your images with OCR

The optical character recognition engine allows you to recover texts in all kinds of files, with perfect accuracy, preserving the original format for a variety of source or target file formats.

Listen to your books and other documents with your desired format

Readiris software converts all your files into audio files (.mp3, .wav), for easy and accurate readings. You can listen to your audio files on any device (tablet, smart phone or desktop) and define the audio format to use when opening a file (Window Media Player, etc.).

What are the new items in Readiris 17 for Windows?

Readiris 17 is high performance: it recognizes and converts texts quickly and accurately in many languages and paper document formats.

  • New recognition engine
  • New user interface
  • Open documents 20% faster
  • Faster document management

Readiris 17 is so intelligent that it integrates verbal recognition and converts all your files into audio files.

  • Embed verbal annotations into your PDF’s
  • Attach various file formats to your PDF’s
  • Annotate your PDF's with clickable hypertext links

Readiris 17 is practical: you can create, modify, sign and annotate your PDF’s easily.

  • Add a watermark on all pages
  • Add comments and remarks to your PDF’s
  • Edit character styles (crossed out, highlighted, underlined, color, etc.)
  • Visualize all annotations in one view

Readiris 17,

It’s the advanced OCR solution you've been looking for. And even more.

How much does Readiris 17 for Windows cost?

Pro 17
Create your PDFs New
Annotations and comments in PDFs New
Voice annotations and reading aloud of your PDFs New
Merge your PDFs New
Compress your PDFs Level 1
Number of languages recognized 138
20% faster document processing New
Import from your computer
Scan from your computer
Modify your PDFs
Convert and export to Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
Modify your Word, Page, Writer, txt documents
Recognize your Excel, Numbers, Calc tables
Split your PDFs New
Protect and sign your PDFs New
PDF/A solutions for long-term archiving New
Batch processing of documents
Managing watched folders
As from 29,00€
Cyber Monday special offer
Corporate 17
Create and modify your PDFs New
Annotations and comments in PDFs New
Voice annotations and reading aloud of your PDFs New
Merge your PDFs New
Compress your PDFs Level 2 & 3
Number of languages recognized 138
20% faster document processing New
Import from your computer
Scan from your computer
Convert and export to Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
Modify your Word, Page, Writer, txt documents
Recognize your Excel, Numbers, Calc tables
Protect and sign your PDFs New
PDF/A solutions for long-term archiving New
Split your PDFs
Batch processing of documents
Managing watched folders
As from 59,00€
Cyber Monday special offer

Upgrade from previous versions

Features Readiris PDF 17 Readiris Pro 17 Readiris Corporate 17
PDF creation
PDF editing
PDF annotations
PDF comments
PDF Stamp (starting 05/30/2018)
PDF voice annotations
HyperCompression of PDFs No compression Level 1 Level 2 & 3
PDF editing of character styles: underline
PDF editing of character styles: strikethrough
PDF editing of character styles: highlight
Attach a variety of file formats to your PDFs
Split and merge your PDFs
Add a watermark to all pages
20% faster document opening
New recognition engine
Unlimited number of pages per document
Save on your computer
Number of languages recognized 30 138 138
Import from your computer
Import from your scanner
Convert documents into editable text
Convert and export to Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
Modify your Word, Page, Writer, txt documents
Recognize your Excel, Numbers, Calc tables
Compatible with all Twain scanners
Conversion to epub format (e-reader)
Export to audio wav and mp3 format
Save to the Cloud
Barcode reading and encoding
Recognition of several languages on the same page
PDFA creation
Electronic signature of PDF files
Password-protection of PDFs
Document batch conversion
Managing watched folders
Export to FTP, SharePoint & Therefore







Would you like to update your old version of Readiris for Windows ?

Twain scanner compatibility

Readiris 17 is compatible with most scanners on the market. The Twain specification allows direct compatibility.


Multi-format import

Readiris 17 lets you import many different formats, such as: PDF, JPEG, DOC, RTF, JPEG, PNG, PPT, etc.

Scan from your all-in-one copier

Readiris 17 lets you scan with your all-in-one copier.

Right-click to convert & export

Readiris 17 lets you convert and export your documents with a single right-click of your mouse. It's fast and easy!

More than 130 languages

Readiris 17 recognizes more than 130 languages. It uses proprietary dictionaries, making it incredibly accurate.

Automatic image correction and rotation

Readiris 17 lets you adjust and rotate documents that are tilted or upside down.


Readiris 17 provides the best conversion on the market of all your documents to Microsoft Word files.



Thanks to its user-friendly interface, Readiris 17 lets you convert all your documents to PDF format.



Do you want to convert your documents to audio files (Wav ou MP3)?
Readiris 17 is the solution for you.


With Readiris 17, convert your documents and books to EPUB format for easy reading on your e-reader.


Readiris 17 lets you extract the text from many documents.



Convert your PDF tables to Microsoft Excel spreadsheets thanks to Readiris 17.


Text correction

Readiris 17 lets you correct the text in a document before exporting it. It's a real time-saver!

Reorganizing a document

The power of Readiris 17 lets you reorganize your documents very fast.

Editing in a text editor (Word, Notepad, etc.)

Because Readiris 17 exports to Word, Notepad, Page, Writer, etc., your documents are editable quickly and easily.

Text embedded in image

Been dreaming of being able to modify a text embedded in an image? Readiris 17 will make that dream come true.


Text annotation

Thanks to Readiris 17, you can add comments and annotations to your PDF documents.


Audio annotation

One of the many PDF features of Readiris 17 is the ability to save audio commentary in your PDF documents.


Edit a PDF

Need to update the text of a PDF file? Thanks to Readiris 17, you can modify your document in a few seconds.

Compress a PDF

Reduce the size of your PDF files in a few clicks. Up to 50 times more compact, thanks to IRIS iHQC technology.


Protect and sign a PDF

Password-protect your PDF files and sign your PDF documents electronically.


Split and merge a PDF

Merge and combine PDF files and put them in the order you want. It's very fast and easy! Select the page range, separate a page, or convert each page of the document into an independent PDF file.


Annotate a PDF (highlighting, underlining, strikethrough)

You can highlight, underline, or strike through text in a PDF with Readiris 17


Watermark on PDF

Why put a watermark in your PDF files?
You can apply a "Confidential" watermark to pages containing sensitive information, for example.



Thanks to Readiris Corporate 17, use PDF/A format for the storage and long-term archiving of your electronic documents.

Higher compression

Readiris Corporate 17 lets you achieve unrivaled compression levels.

Batch conversion of files

This incredible feature of Readiris Corporate 17 lets you convert different documents in specific folders.

Watched folders

Thanks to the watched folders feature of Readiris Corporate 17, when you place a file to be converted in a selected folder, it is automatically converted and exported.

Several languages on the same page

Readiris Corporate 17 can recognize up to five languages in a single document.

Export to SharePoint/Therefore/FTP

Readiris Corporate 17 can export to Therefore, FTP & Sharepoint.

What they say about us

I collect antique cookbooks from our grandmothers. Thanks to Readiris 17, I have scanned the best pages, and have kept the recipes I've wanted, and adapted them in Word. And I've transformed them to audio files which I put on a USB key for my daughter who has difficulty reading.

About OCR

“OCR” stands for “Optical Character Recognition’’. This is the process whereby an image of a paper document is captured and the text is then extracted from the resulting image.

Readiris 17 is the advanced OCR editing software package that automatically converts text from paper documents or images into fully editable files without having to perform all the tedious retyping work!
The optical character recognition (OCR) technology used in Readiris 17 allows very accurate document recognition whilst preserving the original page layout.

Learn more about OCR software

Technical references: 

Interface languages: English, Spanish, French, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Italian, Polish, Dutch, German, Arabic, Danish, Finnish, Hungarian, Norwegian, Portuguese PT, Portuguese BR, Romanian, Swedish, Ukrainian, Bulgarian, Catalan , Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Turkish. 

Recognition languages: Afaan Oromo, Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Asturian, Aymara, Azeri (Latin), Balinese, Basque, Bemba, Bikol, Bislama, Bosnian (Cyrillic), Bosnian (Latin), Brazilian, Breton, Bulgarian, Bulgarian-English, Byelorussian, Byelorussian-English, Catalan, Cebuano, Chamorro, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English (UK), English (USA), Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Farsi, Fijian, Finnish, French, Frisian, Friulian, Galician, Ganda, German, German (Switzerland), Greek, Greek-English, Greenlandic, Haitian Creole, Hani, Hebrew, Hiligaynon, Hungarian, Icelandic, Ido, Ilocano, Indonesian, Interlingua, Irish (Gaelic), Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kapampangan, Kazakh, Kikongo, Kinyarwanda, Korean, Kurdish, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luba, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Macedonian-English, Madurese, Malagasy, Malay, Manx (Gaelic), Maori, Mayan, Mexican, Minangkabau, Moldovan, Mongolian (Cyrillic), Nahuatl, Norwegian, Numeric, Nyanja, Nynorsk, Occitan, Papiamento, Pidgin English (Nigeria), Polish, Portuguese, Quechua, Rhaeto-Romance, Romanian, Rundi, Russian, Russian-English, Samoan, Sardinian, Scottish (Gaelic), Serbian, Serbian (Latin), Serbian-English, Shona, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Sotho, Spanish, Sundanese, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tahitian, Tatar (Latin), Tetum, Thai, Tok Pisin, Tonga, Tswana, Turkish, Turkmen (Latin), Ukrainian, Ukrainian-English, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Waray, Welsh, Wolof, Xhosa, Zapotec, Zulu.

Minimum required configuration

for Windows®:

  • 1 GHz processor or more.
  • Microsoft® Windows® 10, 8.1, 8, 7 (32 or 64 bit)
  • 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended)
  • 400 MB available hard disk space
  • Internet connection for software downloading and activation
For Macintosh
- Mac® OS X (10.12 or above) -
- Intel Core 2 Duo 1.4 GHz (MacBook Air 3.1) or Intel Core Duo 1.8 GHz (MacBook Pro 1.1) or chip M1
- At least one USB port available
- 2GB of RAM -
- 1GB of available hard-disk space